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Man in naked standoff on statue in London

2012-11-23 17:21

London - Police and eyewitnesses say a naked man has climbed atop an equestrian statue in the heart of Whitehall, London's government district.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said that the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has been sitting atop the statue for the better part of two hours.

He said Friday: "We're still talking to him. We're still trying to get him down without causing any injury to him."

Photos posted to Twitter appear to show the man straddling a statue of the 19th century duke of Cambridge, down the street from the prime minister's official residence.

The man's motives aren't clear, and, with London's late autumn temperature reaching a brisk 10°C, it's not clear how long he can stay there.

Comments
  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-11-23 17:48

    He can't be showing off his manhood - it is too cold for that! Kathy

  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-11-23 17:54

    He looks like a pigeon ready to drop one

  • anthea.lagrange - 2012-11-23 18:03

    Must be mentally unstable to go naked in London at this time of the year.

  • avrilandandre - 2012-11-23 18:36

    He's doing the "London Leeu-Loop"

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-11-23 19:00

    Making the horse jealous.

  • mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-11-23 23:16

    Mfm, whites mara! if they are not being chased on a rugby field completely naked they are seating on top of the statue!

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